Even Ray Bradbury felt the sting of rejection…

From http://blog.nasm.si.edu/2012/06/08/ray-bradbury-and-the-lost-planetarium-show/

"…As I pored through those files one day, I came across some folders relating to our Einstein Planetarium, originally called the Spacearium. That’s where I found “The Ghosts of Forever: The Great Shout of the Universe!”—the first draft of the planetarium show Bradbury wrote for the Museum in 1981. With it were script reviewers’ comments.

planetarium

“Many of the phrases are crude and devoid of meaning. Some of it flows nicely, then suddenly it changes and becomes awkward.”

“‘Suns that must birth themselves’ reeks with misunderstanding.”

“Present concepts do not suggest ‘worlds spun out of flame.’”

“Life cooking itself is a poor way of describing/summarizing evolution.”

And on and on and on. Four agonizingly detailed reviews. Four thumbs down.

Well, I thought, what did they expect? He’s Ray Bradbury not Arthur C. Clarke! He’s a visionary, a dreamer, a romantic, a poet. Yes, in a Bradbury cosmos, the big bang is “The Great Shout of the Universe!” It’s a place where “The Cosmic Nebulae turn on themselves, telling Time.” And “Andromeda spins by, wailing, mourning in the dark.” It’s a universe in which matter “must ghost itself to flesh.”

“The Ghosts of Forever” never saw starlight.

And Bradbury never forgot….”

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